Robert Treadway Jr Awarded the Distinguished Merit Award (2020)

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Robert Treadway Jr was awarded the hightest honor given by the Society for Louisiana Irises on April 3, 2021 in New Orleans.  Robert was selected for this award in 2020 but presentation of the award was delayed.

Robert served two terms as the President of the Society for Louisiana Irises (SLI) and two terms as President of the newly formed Society for Louisiana Irises International (SLII).

Robert represented SLI several times at the American Iris Society conventions. He has served as Regional VP for the American Iris Society and held other positions within many iris groups. He has always been a big supporter of the live and silent auctions held each year and has contributed irises to every project within the society. He often donated needed funds to keep the society financially able to produce the “Fleur de Lis.”

Robert is a man of high integrity. He is always a calm voice in a storm as well as a well-organized leader. He is simply an all-around great man.

Robert is the first person to serve such a long term as President of the society. He served his normal two terms as president of SLI and then agreed to serve two terms as the president of SLII.

Robert provided the leadership necessary to move SLI into the newly formed SLII. He organized the writing of the constitution and by-laws of the new corporation and led the membership through a detailed general membership meeting, in which the new constitution and by-laws were approved, and agreement was reached that all members of SLI would be transferred to membership in SLII.

The SLII Officers, the Board Members and the general membership join in congratulating you on a job well done!